Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network by Evan F. Kohlmann

By Evan F. Kohlmann

Those that argue that "Bosnia's Muslims are secular" are just partially right in that they *were* secular. The Bosnian battle opened the doorways of chance and hardline, radical Muslims got here throughout the threshold. so much Muslims do not shuttle part manner internationally to struggle a struggle along Muslim "brothers" who do not even proportion a standard language except they're jihadists and make it their life's objective to serve Allah by means of scuffling with the kafirs anywhere there's a desire. those similar participants introduced their jihadi abilities to Bosnia and shaped the El-Mujahedin Brigade. To the unskilled Bosnian Muslims, those have been real jihad pros. They provided to aid educate the locals in jihadi strategies yet a part of this education integrated classes in "true Islam" simply because, as secular Muslims, they have been working towards Islam "incorrectly." lengthy tale brief, a lot of those international combatants remained in Bosnia, married locals, begun households, acquired jobs with NGOs who all started paying locals and delivering them with prone the post-war Bosnian executive couldn't offer, and, in doing so, have tested a strategy of indoctrination. Sarajevo is a really European-like urban, yet spend a while in entrance of the King Fahd mosque (established and owned by way of Saudi Arabia) and spot the lengthy bearded, essentially dressed males strolling out and in for prayer and sermons. visit Gornja Maoca, Jajce, Zenica, etc., and notice the "secular" Bosnian girls lined from head to toe as they might be in the other "non-secular" Islamic nation. Then, learn a few of the press articles to determine what number of those "secular" varieties were stated on fees of assorted terrorist-acts. Secular Bosnia exists not more. The saddest factor is this transformation occurred correct below the noses of a few of the western peacekeeping forces.
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46 The cleric’s zealous hatred for non-Muslim ‘infidels’ reflected the dark and ultrafanatical direction that the Arab-Afghan movement had taken in the years since Bin Laden and his henchmen had seized the reins of power. Usama Bin Laden and his cohorts did not take the subsequent arrest and federal conviction of Shaykh Omar in the United States lightly. Following the detention of the blind Shaykh in wake of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Al-Qaida turncoat Jamal al-Fadl attended leadership meetings in Khartoum, Sudan with other senior Bin Laden aides.

November 1997. Azzam Recordings: London. Italian Division of General Investigations and Special Operations (DIGOS) Anti-Terrorism Report. ’ Dated 15 September 1997. ’ Op. cit. Jean-Louis Bruguiere and Jean-Francois Ricard. Op. , p. 97. United States v. Usama bin Laden, et al. Op. , 20 February p. 97. ’ Op. cit. ’ Audiocassette transliterated by Salman Dhia Al Deen. Azzam Recordings: London. ’ Op. cit. Eykyn, George. ’ The Times (London), 23 September 1992. ’ Op. cit. ’ Op. cit. Hogg, Andrew. ’ The Sunday Times (London), 30 August 1992.

What occurred in Bosnia Herzegovina was not merely a war between the Muslims and the Serbs, but it was a war between Islam and Christianity. And this is how we must understand it. It was a war carried out by the entire West against the Islamic world. Indeed, al-Awdah blamed Europe and the United States not merely for ignoring the humanitarian crisis and the terrible suffering of the Bosnians, but, moreover, for being the prime orchestrators behind an international conspiracy to suppress Islam.

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